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Carly Norris is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building, Carly meets two of her new neighbors, author Jack Lansford who writes thriller novels and Zeke Hawkins, the handsome owner of the apartment building. Carly finds that some of the women living in the apartment building have been murdered and the police suspect that there is a serial killer in the apartment building. Carly has a passionate and seductive love affair with Zeke, unaware Zeke has secretly wired the apartment building with hidden cameras and he has been watching the lives of each tenant living in the apartment building including Carly. Carly begins to suspect Zeke or Jack may be the serial killer responsible for the murders in the apartment building and she may be the killer's next victim. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language and violence | See all certifications »

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21 May 1993 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$36,300,000 (USA)
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William Baldwin works in this film with director Phillip Noyce. The previous year, Noyce had directed Patriot Games (1992), in which Harrison Ford played the lead role because William's brother, Alec Baldwin declined to return to his role from The Hunt for Red October (1990). See more »

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The shooter's clothes change between the last shooting and the time the cops get there. See more »

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[last lines]
Carly Norris: Get a life.
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Star Sail
by Simon Jones, Pete Salisbury (as Peter Salisbury), Nick McCabe & Richard Ashcroft
Performed by The Verve (as Verve)
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At least it keeps you guessing....
3 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Sliver" was not nearly as bad as most reviewers have suggested, in my opinion. It may be true that Joe Eszterhas rehashes his basic formula one more time here - "Is the person with whom the hero/heroine gets sexually involved a murdered or an innocent victim, framed by someone else?" - but it's a formula that works, that grabs your attention instinctively. The plot is flimsy, yet inherently interesting. Maybe this thriller would've been tighter if the gratuitously protracted (and not very erotic) sex scenes had been trimmed down in length, but Baldwin is magnetic in his role and Sharon Stone, great to look at as always, also gives a decent performance; they both overshadow Tom Berenger who doesn't make even the slightest impression. (**)


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